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Welcome to Kindergarten. Ms. Durham, Mrs. Bennett, Ms. Hopkins, Ms. Huff, Ms. Ashcraft . Expectations. Number, Letter, Word, Sentence Recognition Reading on a Level D Ability to write sentences/paragraphs 2D/3D shapes Patterns Simple Addition and Subtraction

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welcome to kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten

Ms. Durham, Mrs. Bennett, Ms. Hopkins, Ms. Huff, Ms. Ashcraft



Number, Letter, Word, Sentence Recognition

Reading on a Level D

Ability to write sentences/paragraphs

2D/3D shapes


Simple Addition and Subtraction

Basic Science and Social Studies concepts



Each night your child should be reviewing their letters on their letter rings. They should be able to identify, make the sound, and write the letters. Sight words are also part of their daily homework. These words are seen frequently in their reading text. Once your child knows all his/hers letter sounds, guided reading books will be issued. It is imperative your child reads each and every night. Second six-weeks math homework is issued every Tuesday and Thursday. Second semester your child will be responsible for learning their weekly spelling words. Each Friday a spelling test will be given.

progress report and report cards

Progress Report and Report Cards

Each six-weeks your child will receive a report card. This is an overview of your child’s performance. Areas are scored 1, 2, or 3. You have probably seen this on you child’s assignments in their “Monday Folders”. In between report cards, progress reports are sent home to indicate progress toward the end of the six-weeks goals.

eli early literacy inventory

ELIEarly Literacy Inventory

Given three times a year

7 Categories

Letter IdentificationLetter Sounds

Word List

Concepts About Print

Phonological Awareness

Sentence Dictation

Writing Sample

Independent Reading

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ELIEarly Literacy Inventory

Letter Identification/Letter Sounds

Letter Identification: Students need to name each letter of the alphabet, including fancy “a” and fancy “g.”

Letter Sounds: Student identify sounds or words that begin with that sound. Example, “a, a, apple…”

eli early literacy inventory2

ELIEarly Literacy Inventory

Word List/Concepts About Print

Word List: Students Identify 10/25 of the most common sight words. Example: I, see, like, to…

Concepts About Print: Student can identify the cover of the book, title, and the back cover. Student knows where to start reading and where to go next, Student can point to words as a story is read aloud.

eli early literacy inventory3

ELIEarly Literacy Inventory

Phonological Awareness/Sentence Dictation

Phonological Awareness: Rhyming, Sentence Segmenting, Syllables, Onset-Rime, and Phonemic Blending

Sentence Dictation: The teacher says a sentence. The student writes down the sounds of each word they hear in the sentence. Example “like” the students hear “l-i-k”

parent teacher conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Each year Savannah has parent-teacher conferences the first full week in October. This years conferences will be October 4th-October 7th. This offers a time to discuss your child’s achievements, strengths, and areas where growth is needed.



Can I eat lunch with my child?

When is Ice Cream served?

How do I add money to my child’s account?

How do I request a change of dismissal?

How do you celebrate birthdays?



What do I need to do if my child is sick?

gatorriffic gators

Gatorriffic Gators

There is a conduct sheet in your child’s binder that reflects your child’s daily behavior. At the bottom of each conduct sheet it tells you how many marks/color changes your child can have to still be expected to be Gatorriffic. There will be some sort of celebration at the end of each six weeks for the children who are Gatorriffic!



Our school started using CHAMPs as a school-wide proactive and positive approach to classroom management. For those of you that haven't heard of CHAMPs, it stands for:Conversation - can students talk during this activity?

Help -how can students get assistance during this activity?

Activity - what are students doing?

Movement- can students move during the activity?

Participation - what does active participation look like?

Why Champs?

The goal of classroom management is to develop a classroom of students who are:



Highly engaged in meaningful tasks

CHAMPS strategies will: Reduce classroom disruptions and office referrals, Improve classroom climate, Increase student on-task behavior and Establish respectful and positive interactions.

award ceremonies

Award Ceremonies

To celebrate achievement at the end of each six weeks there will be an awards ceremony. Dress-up dates will coincide with this ceremony and note will go home prior to the ceremony.

end of the year

End of the Year

The end of the year is an extremely busy time of year. We have many events happening at Savannah, such as gator games, fieldtrips, fun run, and many others.

why we don t take naps

Why We Don’t Take Naps

Our kindergarteners do not take naps because we are way too busy learning so many fun and interesting things. However, each day we have “recess” which allows the students to have down time to relax and play.



Thank you for coming and all your support. Have a good night!